Hundreds of sex offenders are being given lenient punishments by British judges despite committing “abhorrent” crimes against children.
According to official figures from the Ministry of Justice (MoJ), hundreds of sex offenders have been let off with cautions, despite the law saying they should face jail sentences of up to 14 years.
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According to the MoJ, there were 7,057 cautions handed to sex offenders in the UK since 2009.
The figures come as authorities investigate allegations of historic child abuse during the 1970s and 1980s, including a suspected elite pedophile ring consisting of serving British politicians.
Philip Davies, the Tory MP who disclosed the figures, said sex offenders were not “feeling the full force of the law” adding, “It is completely unacceptable to give cautions for sexual activity with children under the age of 13.”
“There are no mitigating factors and no excuses. They should go before a judge,” he said
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